What a mess I have had this week with my technology. I was in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky visiting PC who is working there for a short time when my laptop went on the fritz. Saturday morning it was working fine. But somehow while we were out and about that day, the space bar on my keyboard gave up the ghost. Along with my arrow keys…except for the up arrow. And my question mark. All MIA.
I am now in Lexington, Kentucky with my mom and those keys are still not working. Strangest thing. I have been so excited about this post because there is a great and growing group of girls linking up with me for my “summer bucket list”. Exciting, exciting.
Instead of inflicting a post on you that looked like that, I’ve purchased a $13 stand alone keyboard and plugged it into the USB port to write this post. You’re welcome.
Here’s how typing like that looks:
I am using the mouse pad on the laptop and typing on the external keyboard. Imagine the typos I am capable of making with two keyboards going at once! This post may still be practically unreadable.
To top it off, I haven’t been able to get my charger cord plugged into my cell. So was without a phone for a day until we could get a wireless charger. When I get home, I am going to need a vacation from my vacation.
Needless to say, this post is going to be brief. Then when I get back to El Paso and can get this keyboard situation under control, maybe I will come back and elaborate a bit more on my “summer bucket list” activities.
Summer Bucket List
I’ve created a graphic for my list using a photo taken during a Galveston summer vacation several years ago.
You probably remember that I am a wee bit OCD when it comes to putting my lists in ABC order. You can take the librarian out of the library but you can’t take the library out of the librarian. Or something like that. Please indulge this quirk in my personality.
Spring Bucket Carry-overs
In my final spring bucket progress report, here, I confessed that there were several activities I didn’t accomplish. So I have carried them over to my “summer bucket list”. They are denoted with an asterisk.
- Attend baseball game
- Attend “Music Under the Stars”
- Begin Bible journaling*
- Collect school supplies for donation
- Decorate for summer
- Donate treats to animal shelter
- Eat on the patio
- Feed some ducks*
- Finish elephant cross stitch
- Get a make-up makeover+
- Go out for dessert
- Have yogurt outside
- Hike and picnic*
- Make crepes+
- Make homemade bread
- Master a summer cocktail
- Play catch*
- Put love lock on bridge
- Random act of kindness
- Run a 5K
- Scrapbook Easter*
- Shoot our guns
- Slow dance (with PC through an entire song)+
- Summer photo challenge
- Take photo with all my girls
- Use good camera for My Fashion Haus
- Viva el Paso with the girls
- Watch fireworks
- Work on my mosaic*
- Write on my book
And for kicks, I added a couple of items from my list of ten things I’ve always wanted to try or do. Revisit that post, here. Hoping to kill two birds with one stone. I’ve put a + beside them.
Anyone want to wager a bet as to how I will fare on this ambitious list? I intentionally left off dreams of traveling to exotic locations because I am truly looking forward to some time in my own little house. And after building the pool, there is no money left for an exotic vacation anywhere but my own back yard. And that sounds darn good.
So, what’s on your “summer bucket list”? Are you traveling or enjoying a staycation at home? Do you have any big projects or special activities on the docket? You will notice that decluttering my entire house (an activity from my “spring bucket list”) wasn’t accomplished and yet didn’t make the “summer bucket list” either. That’s because it is definitely going to happen. Absoltively. Pinkie promise.
If you have a “summer bucket list” you’d like to share, please link-up below.
Or share a photo on Instagram using #summerbucketlist17.
Please be sure to stop by the blogs of the fabulous gals who have joined me for this post.
I am homeward bound on Thursday. Struggling to type this has me tuckered out so I probably won’t post again til I get there. Hope you will join me back here again soon.
Hugs and kisses,